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Hanscom will host a variety of fall-themed and socially-distanced activities for community members of all ages to participate in during the 2020 Halloween season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob Gutierrez)

Hanscom will host a variety of fall-themed and socially-distanced activities for community members of all ages to participate in during the 2020 Halloween season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob Gutierrez)

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Hanscom will host a number of socially-distanced, fall-themed activities for community members of all ages to enjoy the season.

The Hanscom Spouses Club invites its members to embark on ‘Ghosts in the Gloam,’ an evening walk to explore the hauntings of Concord, Mass., Oct. 22. Participants will meet at the Colonial Inn, Concord, at 5:15 p.m.

Preregistration is required https://form.jotform.com/202764200099957. Non-members are able to attend one HSC event prior to joining, and significant others are welcome to attend. Participants should wear comfortable shoes.

The New England USO will bring a drive-through-style ‘Harvest Happenings’ event to the base Oct. 24. The event is open for active duty, Guard and Reserve families who reside on or report to Hanscom AFB, and activities are best suited for children ages eight and under.

Once checked in, families will receive a map of various stops to visit from their vehicle. Stations will offer treats, take-home crafts, spooky displays and constellation maps.

Preregistration is required. To register, email Atwigg@USO.org with first and last name, personal email for day-of details, number of adults and children participating, and a requested check-in time of either 4:30, 5:30, or 6:30 p.m. Check-in times will be filled first come, first served.

Hanscom will celebrate ‘All Hallows Eve’ with trick-or-treating for all on-base families and residents Oct. 31, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Base officials ask that participants stick to treats, no tricks, during the modified tradition and adhere to providing only individually wrapped candy or bags lined up for families to grab and go while continuing to social distance.

Participants must adhere to only providing individually wrapped candy or bags lined up for families to grab and go while continuing to social distance. Candy can be placed at the end of a driveway or edge of a yard. Direct delivery of candy or treats to trick-or-treaters is prohibited.